Such satiety, such a feeling of having all the vertebrae in my spine lined up one above the other with just the right amount of space in between, such fullness of heart.
Now, off Simplicity goes to a new home, carrying with it gifts of summer weather, my painting time at Takodah, and some delicious post-camp afternoon solitudes in my studio.
I have painted up a block of wood and mounted Simplicity on it.
I've written and inscribed a haiku on the back.
Altogether, this piece of art has become greater than the sum of its parts and process—and its parts and process have already brought me such abundant great joy.
I stake a claim, scratch
a living from the soil, pause
to take long deep breaths.